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From Guest Blogger Kara Masterson: How Civil Engineers Are Going Green in 2017

From city planning to industrial design there are numerous ways that engineers are able contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. From making use of re-purposed construction materials that may help to curb waste to utilizing clean renewable energy

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A Contributed Post: Renewable Energy & A Greener Way to Heating

In the United States, sustainable heating is growing in importance. It’s important from both a financial and environmental perspective. Below are a few facts around renewable energy in the US: By 2050 renewable energy could provide up to 80% of

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About the Renewable Energy “Boom”

A commenter notes about the green energy “boom,” The kind of reckless, overly optimistic, excessive spending that typifies a “boom” has largely dissipated, as new (sic) technologies mature. No one ever knowing participates in “reckless, overly optimistic, excessive spending.”

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From Guest Blogger Devin Morrissey: Drones Can Be Used to Protect the Environment

Drones have a lot of negative associations, though owners have found novel ways to use them to protect the environment. Due in large part to the use of drones for military applications, much of the public distrusts drones. In fact,

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From Guest Blogger Anica Oaks: Top Four Reasons Why Solar Is Truly a Power Source for the Future

Every year, more and more people make the switch to renewable energy sources like solar power. In the past few years, solar power has seen so much success that most climate scientists believe it’s the best option when thinking about

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From Guest Blogger Anica Oaks: Four Ways We Can Move Our Energy Systems Away from Coal Dependency

The use of coal, as an energy source, not only dominates the world’s industrial culture, but it is also among the most detrimental to the environment. It is a leading cause of acid rain and creates more than 300,000 tons

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Renewable Energy Is Happening.  Just Look.

It amuses the heck out of me that we have people all around us who love to expound on how renewable energy can’t scale—in an environment where renewables are visibly and aggressively replacing fossil fuels as we speak.  My advice

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: Four Greenest Home Improvement Projects

There are a lot of reasons to go green when it comes to improving your home. Green home improvements can make a difference for the environment, but they also make economic sense. Most of these improvements can save money on

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From Guest Blogger Randy Carlson: Solar Osmosis–a Better Drought Solution for the Southwest

America’s Southwest is running out of water. Reservoirs are drying up, and our population continues to grow. Our cities, our high-value agriculture, our environment and our future all depend on water resources we don’t have. One abundant resource the Southwest

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If You’re Trying To Find a Winner in the Race To Renewables, Don’t Count Out Sweden

Here’s our Instagram post from the other day. Caption:  Sweden managed to reach its goal of a 50 per cent renewable energy share several years ahead of the Swedish government’s 2020 schedule, in 2012. The most recent figure of 52 per

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